May 2, 2013 - The Citizen

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May 2, 2013


U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart

Citizen Vol. 42, No. 9

AFN Stuttgart wins big

In its first year, AFN Stuttgart wins 15 awards in DA and DOD broadcast competitions.

‘It’s all happening at the zoo’

The Wilhelma Zoological and Botanical Garden has something for everyone.

Newly created office assists with HBB approval process By S.J. Grady USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

See HBB on page 4

Customs tips for your HBB in Germany By Robert Szostek U.S. Army Europe Customs Public Affairs Office


tuttgart community members who wish to start a home-based business now have a clear approval process to ensure legality and compliance with U.S. and German laws. Operating an illegal home-based business not only violates U.S. Army Europe regulations, but leaves one vulnerable to hefty fines, even prosecution, from German authorities. Last month, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart commander signed a policy letter that outlined the approval procedures for home-based businesses and on-post commercial solicitation. An Installation Commercial Affairs Office was also established to assist community members through the application process. “We’re here to assist applicants and walk them through the on-post homebased business licensing process,” said Cory Hoffman, the USAG Stuttgart Installation Commercial Affairs officer.

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A home-based business can be an attractive alternative for a family member. However, HBB owners need to ensure they are in compliance with USAREUR and German regulations. Operating an illegal HBB leaves one vulnerable to hefty fines, even prosecution, from German authorities.

eautiControl, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tupperware — many family members around the world are trying their hands at home-based businesses. An HBB can be an attractive alternative for a family member who finds themselves relocating every two or three years. Family members are limited only by their own interests and the financial resources needed to start up a new business. But whatever business a family member decides to enter, they must follow German and military policies. The main things to remember are that U.S. registered vehicles, the Army Post Office, the Exchange, commissary or the tax relief program cannot be used for a business. Permission must also be granted from the garrison commander and/or German tax office.

See Customs tips on page 4

PHS students honor Earth, Arbor days U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander Col. John P. Stack speaks to Patch High School Environmental Science Club members April 25 before they plant a beech tree near the entrance of U.S. European Command Headquarters on Patch Barracks to commemorate Earth Day and Arbor Day. The students also volunteered to pick up trash around the high school as part of the garrison’s post clean-up week. Mark J. Howell


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Being a good neighbor makes good policy Commentary by Col. John P. Stack USAG Stuttgart commander


ou may have noticed as soon as the first rays of sun came out that many of the locals were suddenly out in the public gardens, parks and outdoor cafes, soaking up the sun and enjoying the eagerly Col. John P. Stack anticipated beginning of the warm season. Without a doubt, spring is now in full swing. In fact, the garrison just wrapped up its annual spring clean-up. It was a great showing with units, organizations, housing residents, school kids and many others doing their part to clean up the debris that accumulated over the winter. I want to thank everyone who showed their community pride by

participating. If you did not, make a commitment now to do your part going forward. In the garrison, we find as the temperature rises, so do complaints about noise, litter and traffic in the family housing areas. Neighborhood relations are based on a foundation of mutual respect. Being a good neighbor means being considerate, resulting in a friendlier, safer and more comfortable living environment. It doesn’t take much to build neighborly goodwill: • Keep the common outdoor areas safe and clean by putting toys, bicycles, skateboards and strollers away in storage rooms. • Keep music at a reasonable volume. If it’s loud enough for your neighbors to hear ... it’s too loud. Turn it down or use a headset. • There’s nothing more unpleasant than stepping in dog poop. Remember, it’s the duty of a pet owner to clean up after their pet. • If you see litter, pick it up. We all use the installations, and have a shared responsibility for


keeping them looking good. As good neighbors, we must also consider smoking in Army Family Housing. The policy that allows smoking in family housing is not a local policy, but rather a Department of Army policy. According to Army Regulation 600-63, Chapter 7-3, Paragraph B, “Smoking is permitted in individually-assigned family and unaccompanied personnel housing living quarters, as long as the quarters do not share a common heating/ventilation/air conditioning system.” While Army policy allows smoking in Army Family Housing, ultimately it is an individual’s responsibility to ensure that their habits don’t negatively impact others. If you smoke, take responsibility for your actions and ensure it does not impact your neighbors. If you have a problem with a neighbor who smokes, discuss it with him or her. Politely let them know that you smell the smoke emitting from their home in your unit, and that you and your family are non-smokers

Being a good neighbor means being considerate ... and find the smell offensive. Perhaps the smoker will be agreeable to making some changes, such as smoking away from the building, or limiting their smoking while in their homes. I communicated with a couple of families last week that their smoking was disturbing their neighbors. These families were very gracious and agreed to limit their smoking at home or to smoke outside. If your neighbors are not agreeable to some lifestyle changes, you might want to get your building coordinator involved and apprise him or her of the issue. Remember, the military is a team effort, and being a good neighbor is essential to good teamwork.


Thorns and Roses

Col. John P. Stack U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander Public Affairs Officer Mark Howell

Command Information Chief/Editor

Culture Editor

S.J. Grady

Carola Meusel

Contact Information Telephone: 431-3105/civ. 07031-15-3105 Fax: 431-3096/civ. 07031-15-3096 Email: Website: Office Location: Building 2949, Panzer Kaserne U.S. Army Address: Unit 30401, APO AE 09107 German Address: USAG-S PAO, Panzer Kaserne, Geb. 2949, 3rd Floor, Panzerstrasse, 71032 Böblingen This newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Citizen are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the Department of the Army. All editorial content in this publication is prepared, edited, provided and approved by the USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office. Private organizations noted in this publication are not part of Department of Defense. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement of the products or services advertised by the U.S. Army. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The Citizen is a biweekly offset press publication published by AdvantiPro GmbH and printed by Oggersheimer Druckzentrum. Circulation is 7,000 copies. For display advertising rates, call Sabine Vogl at civ. 0631-3033-5537, or email ads@ For classified advertising rates, call Isabell Smith at civ. 0631-3033-5531, email

Thorns to: •To those inconsiderate people who work out in the Panzer Fitness Center weight room, go outside using the back door and then reenter, tracking in mud, dirt and grass. Please have a little respect for the rest of us working out in the weight room. • To patrons of the fitness centers who don’t follow the posted rules. The fitness centers are not babysitting facilities. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed in the centers, unless they are within sight of a parent. Don’t blame the staff for enforcing the rules. They are only looking out for the safety of the children and the other patrons.

Thorns and Roses is about recognizing those who do a good job or make life a little easier. It’s also about people who need to be a little more considerate of others. This column is not about institutions, units or agencies. It’s not about situations that could result in legal action under military or German law. Nor is it a place to air management-employee problems or slander anyone. While we are happy to identify stellar service providers, we can’t and won’t identify under-performers by name. Submissions must be brief and emailed to with the subject line: Thorns and Roses. The author’s name and valid telephone number must be included for verification. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. We reserve the right to select submissions and edit for publication. Reader feedback in Army newspapers is authorized by Army Regulation 360-1.

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AFN Stuttgart cleans up in broadcast competitions By Mark J. Howell USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


hile American Forces Network Stuttgart personnel are waiting for the completion of their new “home” on Robinson Barracks, they’ve managed to make a name for themselves across the Department of Defense. In their inaugural year, the Soldiers and civilians of AFN Stuttgart claimed 15 awards during the last two months in Department of the Army and Department of Defense broadcast competitions. “Even in the middle of a transition, we’ve been able to maintain a high level of quality for our products and to our customers,” said Lance Milsted, AFN Stuttgart station manager. “It’s a great credit to the folks I have working for me.” Milsted was the station’s big winner, hauling in nine individual awards, and contributing to three others. Most noteworthy was his selection as the 2013 Defense Media Activity Civilian Broadcaster of the Year. “Competing for an individual award like that is very gratifying. There are a lot of talented people out there, and I’m honored to have been chosen,” Milsted said. Since becoming a part of the community in September 2012, the Soldiers have quickly integrated themselves into the community, providing video coverage and live radio broadcasts of community events. While event coverage may be their bread and butter, it was the personal stories that brought them accolades in the competitions, according to Staff Sgt. Lucas Hoskins, non-commissioned officer in charge of television for AFN Stuttgart. “There are some amazing stories of courage and inspiration here in Stuttgart,” Hoskins said. “Stories you want to tell, and that people need to see and hear.”

There are some amazing stories of courage and inspiration here in Stuttgart. Staff Sgt. Lucas Hoskins AFN Stuttgart NCOIC

Hoskins took first place for his radio and television sports reports in the Army’s Keith L. Ware Journalism Competition. The winning entries highlighted Patch High School senior Anthony Coltson, who despite having only one arm, excels at football and wrestling. “I was inspired every time I was with Anthony. He and his family are great people. After I put the story together, I noticed that it had a really powerful message of resilience in it, and honestly, I only entered it into the competition so that more people would see it,” Hoskins said. The theme of resilience carried over into other entries as well. AFN Stuttgart’s radio information program highlighting disability awareness took first place in the Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Awards, the highest level of competition for military and civilian journalists. The AFN team will settle into their new building later this year, which should provide some relief to the staff and pave the way for continued excellence, according to Milsted. “The goal for my team is to do everything with excellence. I want to set the bar for all the other AFN affiliates,” Milsted said. “We’re very competitive and strive to be the best across the command.”

AFN staffers take multiple honors DOD Thomas Jefferson Awards • Radio News Report (Individual Award): 1st Place — “Be a Good Scout,” Lance Milsted • Radio Information Program (Unit Award): 1st Place — “Disability Awareness,” AFN Stuttgart (Lance Milsted, Staff Sgt. Jarrett Simpkins, Staff Sgt. Justin Kuhl) • Television News Report (Individual Award): 1st Place — “Be a Good Scout,” Lance Milsted Defense Media Activity Awards Program • Civilian Broadcast Journalist of the Year (Individual Award): 1st Place — Lance Milsted • Radio News Report (Individual Award): 1st Place — “Be a Good Scout,” Lance Milsted • Radio Feature Report (Individual Award): 3rd Place — “Life Through Larsen’s Eyes,” Lance Milsted • Radio Sports Report (Individual Award): 1st Place — “Patch Homecoming,” Lance Milsted • Radio Newscast (Unit Award): 2nd Place — AFN Stuttgart, AFN Stuttgart Transformation Radio Newscast (Lance Milsted, Staff Sgt. Joseph Labutka, Staff Sgt. Lucas Hoskins, Sgt. Sarah Goss, Valerie Resciniti, Staff Sgt. Jarrett Simpkins)

• Radio Information Program (Unit Award): 1st Place — “Disability Awareness,” AFN Stuttgart (Lance Milsted, Staff Sgt. Jarrett Simpkins, Staff Sgt. Justin Kuhl) • Television News Report (Individual Award): 1st Place — “Be a Good Scout,” Lance Milsted • Television Feature Report (Individual Award): 2nd Place — “Life Through Larsen’s Eyes,” Lance Milsted • Television Newsbreak (Individual Award): Third Place — “Guten Appetit: Da Signora,” Lance Milsted • Command Information Campaign (Unit): 3rd Place — “Heidelberg Transformation,” AFN Stuttgart (Lance Milsted, Valerie Resciniti, Staff Sgt. Jarrett Simpkins, Staff Sgt. Lucas Hoskins, Sgt. Sarah Goss) DA Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards • Radio Sports Report (individual award): 1st Place: “Anthony Coltson,” Staff Sgt. Lucas Hoskins • Television Sports Report (Individual Award): 3rd Place: “Anthony Coltson,” Staff Sgt. Lucas Hoskins

News & Notes EUCOM to host change of command ceremony May 10 on Patch Barracks U.S. European Command will host a change of command ceremony between Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis and Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove May 10 at 10 a.m. at Washington Square on Patch Barracks In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Patch Fitness Center gym at 10 a.m. Guests should be seated by 9:45 a.m. The dress code for the event is service dress uniform or business attire. For those unable to attend the ceremony, it will be broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel and streamed on its website at Community members should be aware that during the rehearsal on May 9 and ceremony on May 10, artillery rounds will be fired between 10-10:15 a.m. Normal traffic and parking will be disrupted before and during the event. On May 9 at 5 p.m., the following parking areas will be closed, and any vehicles remaining will be towed at the owner’s expense: • All parking adjacent to Washington Square (Buildings 2305 and 2307); • Parking area between the Patch Shoppette and Husky Field; • All parking adjacent to the Swabian Special Events Center (Buildings 2505, 2506 and 2508) • All parking adjacent to the Patch Fitness Center (Building 2337). Some overflow parking areas near housing may also close. All blocked parking lots will be reopened at 2 p.m. on May 10. During the ceremony, there will also be limited shuttle service on Patch Barracks. Between 9 a.m. and noon, the only shuttle stop on Patch will be at the commissary. The K and K gate will close at 8:15 a.m. May 10. After this time, all traffic must enter the installation via the main gate. All non-ceremony traffic entering the installation will be directed according to the ceremony location, indoor or outdoor. With minimum parking available on May 10, those needing to visit Patch Barracks are encouraged to park on Panzer Kaserne and take the shuttle bus. Personnel working on Patch Barracks should be at work by 8:30 a.m. to avoid traffic and parking issues. For more information, call the U.S. European Command Public Affairs Office at civ. 0711-680-6618/8503. (This information was provided by the EUCOM Public Affairs Office)


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Ask a JAG Do you have a legal question you would like to see answered in a future edition of The Citizen? If so, contact “Ask a JAG” at By Capt. Faisal Akhter (U.S. Army) Stuttgart Law Center Q: I’ve heard about Selective Early Retirement Boards. What does it all mean? Does it affect me? A: Essentially, the Selective Early Retirement Boards, or SERB, will screen military records for certain officers and determine whether they are eligible for involuntary retirement. The SERB convenes around Aug. 13, 2013. The SERB will consider Regular Army officers on active duty in the Army Competitive Category in the grade of colonel with a date of rank of Aug. 1, 2008, and earlier or a lieutenant colonel who has been at least twice non-selected for promotion. It will consider only those officers not recommended for promotion, not approved for voluntary retirement, and not involuntarily retired during Fiscal Year 2013 or FY14. After you determine whether you are eligible, you need to know what the SERB will consider when making its decision. The SERB will review your performance in the Army Military Human Resource Record, which will include pre-screened limited portions of your restricted AMHRR/Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System, your Officer Record Brief, your official photograph and authorized communications from each officer in the SERB considered population. Of particular note, the SERB will be able to look at your restricted fiche for the following: (1) Article 15 or other Uniform Code of Military Justice actions received as an enlisted member or as an officer that have not been set aside by proper authority. However, punishment under Article 15 or other UCMJ actions in a Soldier’s early career (E4 and below with fewer than three years of service) will not be considered; (2) Department of the Army Suitability and Evaluation Board filing of unfavorable information; (3) Promotion list removal documents when the officer is removed from the list; and (4) Punitive or administrative letters of reprimand, admonition or censure. If you meet all of the above criteria, this SERB may affect you. The results could greatly impact you, your military career and your family. Plan ahead accordingly. For more information, read Army Military Personnel Message 13-089 and contact the appropriate points of contact listed there. This column is not intended as individual or specific legal advice. If you have specific issues or concerns, you should consult a judge advocate at 421-4152/civ. 0711-729-4152.

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There are several steps to establishing a HBB, according to Hoffman. First, the application must be filled out. The potential business owner must obtain a German business license and tax number and get approval from the Exchange, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the USAG Stuttgart Housing Office. The applicant’s neighbors also have to approve of the business. “Applicants have to petition every tenant in the same building or stairwell, explain the business in detail, and get their signatures,” Hoffman said. Army Europe Form 210-70A, Certificate of Understanding For U.S. Forces Family Members To Engage in Commercial Activities, must also be signed. The packet must also include a business plan, details of the product or service, and prices. Once the completed packet is submitted to the commercial affairs office, “We will make sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, route it to legal for a review, and if there is no conflict, send it on to the commander for approval,” Hoffman said. The review process can take up to 30 days. “It may seem like an arduous journey, but if they are focused, and do their homework, it is possible,”

Hoffman said. For those interested in establishing a HBB, or in bringing their HBB into compliance, he recommends reading Army Europe Regulation 210-70. “It’s only 66 pages, and is pretty clear in spelling out all the requirements.” An approved HBB is prohibited from using taxfree gasoline or a U.S. Army Europe-plated privately owned vehicle, the military postal service, value added tax relief forms and goods purchased at the Exchange or commissary. All business-related income must be reported to both the German and American tax authorities, and potential HBB owners are advised to consult with an attorney. However, per AER 210-70, Legal Assistance Office services are not available to commercial businesses or HBB owners. To read USAG Stuttgart Policy Memorandum 54, go to A HBB handout is available online by visiting www., and searching for HBB. For more information, contact the USAG Stuttgart Commercial Affairs Office at 421-3549 or stop by Room 105, Building 3307, Kelley Barracks.

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The first point is that U.S. Forces plated vehicles are for personal use only. Using one as part of a business is illegal. “Examples of abuse would be if you used your USAREUR plated van to deliver goods to customers, transport people for money or carry pottery from Poland for resale over the Internet,” said Mike Dean, Director of the USAREUR Customs Executive Agency in Heidelberg. Register a business vehicle in the German system to be legal, he advised. The second point is that any packages a HBB owner sends or receives as part of the business must go through a commercial shipping company or the German postal service. The APO system is a privilege for personal use only and using it to send or receive business wares is not allowed. Third, any goods intended for resale must be declared to German Customs when brought into the country. “If you buy commercial items in other countries, you must stop at the border and tell German customs your goods are for resale,” Dean said. Goods sold in the Exchange, Exchange catalog and commissary are tax-free, so an HBB owner cannot buy anything for the business there, either. Not surprisingly, using VAT forms to support a business is also off-limits. Customs, tax and postal regulations need to be followed when selling things over the Internet in Germany. “People who occasionally sell personal property via the Internet are usually good to go,” Dean said. He added, however, that in most cases customs clearance paperwork is needed if selling personal property to residents of Germany who are not U.S. military members, U.S. civilian employees or family members. U.S. forces personnel normally pay no taxes when they bring their personal property into Germany, which is why clearance and the payment of taxes are required.

Examples of abuse would be if you used your USAREUR plated van to deliver goods to customers, transport people for money or carry pottery from Poland for resale over the Internet.

Mike Dean USAREUR Customs Executive Agency

Selling goods over the Internet on a regular basis to make money is a completely different kettle of fish, Dean explained. The same rules about using a U.S. registered vehicle, the APO, the Exchange, commissary or the tax relief program for a business apply here. People who don’t follow the rules risk receiving a hefty fine and tax demand from German customs or tax authorities, and military administrative or civilian misconduct action where applicable. So are you running a business? Do you need a German tax number or even a U.S. tax ID? “To answer these and other questions, talk to your installation commercial affairs office to be sure where you stand,” Dean said. More information on Internet purchases can be found at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website at internet_purchases.xml.

Community AnnounCements

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Free Drowning Pool USO concert May 7 Drowning Pool, a multi-platinum, hard rock band from Dallas, Texas, will take a break from their European tour to hold a United Service Organizations/Armed Forces Entertainment concert May 7 at 6 p.m. in the Panzer Fitness Center.

Military spouses wanted

In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Army Community Service will host a focus group to discuss military spouse employment May 10 from 9-11 a.m. at ACS, Room 222, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne. Seating is limited. RSVP by May 8. To RSVP, or for more information, call ACS at 431-3362/civ. 07031-15-3362.

Sign up for summer VBS May 6

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office will host Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School July 30 to Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at Patch Elementary School. VBS is for children who have

completed American kindergarten to those who will be entering sixth grade. The online registration period will be open from May 6 through July 5. To sign up or to register as a volunteer, go to https://www. For more information, call 430-2338/civ. 0711-680-2338 or email

Due to PCS soon?

For those who plan to relocate, permanent change of station/preseparation briefings will be held at 1 p.m. in Building 2913 on Panzer Kaserne on May 15, June 19, July 17 and Aug. 21. All service members and civilians departing within the next four to five months should attend. Advance registration is required. Agency representatives from transportation, customs, the health and dental clinics, Tricare, vehicle registration, housing and Army Community Service will provide PCS information. Army personnel will also receive a briefing on finance issues.

All separating Army personnel must attend this briefing to receive pre-separation information. For more information and to sign up, call 431-2599/civ. 0703115-2599.

Get employment assistance at RB

Robinson Barracks residents can obtain on-the-spot Employment Readiness Program assistance May 8, 22 and 29 from 9-11 a.m. at Brewed Awakenings. Appointments are not necessary. For more information, call 431-3363/3362 or civ. 07031-153363/3362.

Garrison facilities to close for holiday The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Vehicle Registration, Housing and Personal Property Processing/Transportation offices will be closed May 20 in observance of Whit Monday (or Pentecost Monday), a German federal holiday. On this day, other garrison facilities may have limited staffing and longer wait times. Customers are advised to call ahead before visiting.

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Most German businesses will also be closed May 20.

Specials for moms • The Kelley Club will offer a Mother’s Day lunch buffet May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $22.50 for adults, $7.90 for children 5 to 10. Children under 4 are free. For more information, call 4214660/civ. 0711-729-4660. • The Swabian Special Events Center on Patch Barracks will offer a Mother’s Day Americanstyle brunch May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 10. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 4308205/civ. 0711-680-8205. • On Mother’s Day, from noon until 6 p.m., moms can enjoy a free game of bowling and shoe rental at the Galaxy Bowling Center on Panzer Kaserne. For more information, call 4312575/civ. 07031-15-2575. Send your community-wide announcements to stuttgartmedia@

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An Oak Processionary caterpillar nest on an oak tree is a clear sign to stay away.

A tiny tick, such as the one pictured above, can spread lyme disease from a single bite.

The Red Bank Vole, a rodent found in Germany, is a potential carrier of a form of hantavirus known as Puumala virus.

Small creatures can cause big health problems USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


onger days and warmer weather are a welcome sight, but in Germany, the spring and summer seasons also bring some unique health concerns.

Oak Processionary caterpillars

Protect yourself against ticks

Baden-Württemberg is also a high-risk tick area. During May to September, a walk in the woods can expose hikers to ticks that can carry Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis. The risk however, be prevented with some simple precautions. • Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when walking through leaf litter or near shrubs. Always walk in the center of trails to best avoid contact with ticks. • Products containing permethrin kill ticks. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing and camping gear and remains protective through several washings. • Use a repellent with DEET on skin. Repellents containing 20 percent or more DEET can protect up to several hours. Always follow product instructions. • After you come indoors, check your clothing for ticks. Ticks may be carried into the house on clothing. Any ticks that are found should be removed. Placing clothes into a dryer on high heat for at least an hour effectively kills ticks. • Shower soon after being outdoors. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has been shown to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease. Showering may help wash off unattached ticks and it is a good opportunity to do a tick check. • Conduct a full body check upon return from potentially tick-infested areas. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body. Remove an attached tick as soon as you notice it by grasping with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out.



A hairy caterpillar common to central and southern Europe may be hazardous to your health. Hairs from the Oak Processionary moth caterpillar contain thaumetopoein, a toxin that may cause a rash or, if inhaled, asthma, according to officials at the U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-Europe. Oak Processionary caterpillars, found in oak trees from May through July, typically follow one another head-to-tail in long “processions” to and from their nest, and from one feeding position to another. Contact with the caterpillar’s fine hairs can irritate one’s lungs, eyes and skin, and in some cases, can cause severe allergic reactions. The most common symptoms are the itchy rash and dermatitis, an inflammatory skin condition. If the caterpillar hairs come in contact with eyes or mouth, a person may develop conjunctivitis (red eyes, sticky discharge, and inflammation of the eye) and/or irritation to the throat/airway. Itching typically begins two to 12 hours after exposure, and the rash may be widely spread over the entire body. The best way to prevent an Oak Processionary caterpillar rash is to avoid the insects by following these tips: • Do not touch caterpillars or nests. • Do not try to remove nests by yourself. • Do not play/picnic/walk under oak trees during peak infestation months. • When participating in outdoor activities, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and a hat. • Keep children away from caterpillars and nests. • If you are exposed to the oak caterpillar hairs, take a shower and wash your clothes immediately.

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Rodents spread hantavirus

Last year, reported cases of hantavirus in the Stuttgart area increased dramatically. Three cases were reported in the Stuttgart military community. Hantavirus is carried by rodents — the Red Bank Vole in Germany — and is usually spread through contact with their urine and excrement. In most cases, people are infected when they stir up dust in areas that are frequented by the rodents and breathe in the dried particles of rodent droppings. People may suffer from the abrupt onset of fever and flu-like symptoms, followed by abdominal pain and, in some severe cases, kidney failure. Because European hantaviruses do not spread from human to human, no isolation is needed. Preventing hantavirus begins with keeping rodents away from your home, garage or campsite. Cleaning up spilled food to avoid attracting rodents, and sealing holes that could allow them into your house or garage are a good start. When cleaning in areas that are dusty (e.g. attics, garages and basements), wet down or wet mop the area first to avoid disturbing any dust that contain dried rodent droppings, and wear a filter mask to avoid breathing in any particles while cleaning. If you need to dispose of dead voles, always wear a mask and gloves. There is no vaccine available to prevent infection with hantaviruses. To report an Oak Processionary nest, call the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division at 421-6132/civ. 0711-729-6132. For more information on ticks and hantaviruses, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at Have a comment on garrison services? HH KRXUV V J K RSHQLQ



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Discover local area with Culture College Enroll in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Culture College for an introduction to German customs, culture, public transportation and Stuttgart landmarks. Army Community Service will hold free two-day class sessions throughout the summer. Upcoming classes are scheduled for May 7 and 9, May 21 and 23, June 18 and 20 and June 25 and 27. Culture College consists of a classroom session (Tuesday from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and a Stuttgart city tour (Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Child care is available. For more information or to register, stop by ACS, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, or call 431-3362/3436 or civ. 07031-15-3362/3436.

Vet clinic to close May 20 to June 2

The Stuttgart Veterinary Treatment Facility will be unavailable for appointments May 20 until June 2 while it relocates to a new facility in Building 2996 on Panzer Kaserne. The clinic will remain open to provide in and out-processing and reception services, however no veterinary services will be provided during this period. Clinic officials strongly recommend customers stop by or call before May 20 to refill medications, update pet vaccinations, or to obtain the necessary paperwork to make a permanent change of station with a pet. During the service outage, customers can use local off-post veterinary services or contact a military

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a free, three-hour indoor cycling marathon on May 11 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Patch Fitness Center. The event also kicks off Bike to Work Week, May 13-16. Lunchtime clinics covering topics such as bike maintenance and local bike routes will be held at rally tents on Kelley and Patch Barracks. For more information, call 4305386/civ. 0711-680-5386.

American Red Cross Stuttgart news The American Red Cross Stuttgart Station seeks volunteers for various leadership positions in the areas of fundraising, publicity, special events, records and volunteers. ARC will provide detailed job descriptions, training and guidance. A first aid/CPR/AED instructor course will be held May 21-24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on volunteering, and first aid course requirements and fees, stop by the American Red Cross, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, or call 4312812/civ. 07031-15-2812. Send your announcements to

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Bringing color into a room may also bring dangerous substances into your home. When painting your quarters, read the safety instructions and precautions on the labels — before you buy. Oil-based paints contain varying amounts of organic solvents or other highly volatile substances. Use these products outside or in well ventilated rooms. The best choices are water-based paints or those with reduced amounts of solvents. Officials at the German Federal Agency for Environmental Protection say that water-based paints perform as well as oil-based, and in some cases, are even better — for your health, your home and for the environment. Finally, when you are finished, don’t dispose of leftover paint. Ask your friends and neighbors — they may be able to use it.

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Dispose of household hazardous waste the right way Mike Lansdale (left), manager of the Hazardous Material Reuse Center on Panzer Kaserne, helps customer Michael Purcell locate some rust remover April 19. At the reuse center, units and individuals can drop off excess hazardous materials, such as cleaning supplies, ink toner, plant food and paint, so that they can be reused by another unit or person.

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hen it’s time for a military family to move, the last things left in the house are usually cleaning supplies needed for last-minute touch-ups before the final housing inspection. But afterward, these supplies may be thrown away, poured down the drain or dumped on the ground, becoming an environmental hazard as well as a waste of money and materials. This can all be avoided if community members take advantage of the Hazardous Material Reuse Center on Panzer Kaserne. “If people have usable hazardous products, such as cleaning products, paints, batteries or charcoal lighter fluid, they can bring them to us,” said Mike Lansdale, the reuse center manager, adding that such products must be labeled and in closed containers. Items dropped off by moving families — such as a bottle of glass cleaner — are made available free of charge to anyone who may need them. The center, part of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s central receiving point (opposite the Panzer Commissary) also maintains an inventory

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of hazardous material items available to units and activities located in the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart footprint. The center’s shelves are laden with printer cartridges; petroleum, oil and lubricant products; paints and cleaning supplies — all for free. As units turn in excess hazardous materials, they are put on the shelf and issued to other units for reuse. “With funds being so short at the moment, this is a win-win for everyone,” Lansdale said.

Last fiscal year the reuse center helped units save $25,000. In the last three months, the reuse center has saved units an additional $7,800. “It saves money [and] reduces waste,” Lansdale said. The reuse center also helps to keep goods and materials out of the waste stream and reduces the strain on the environment. “We’re basically trying to save the world in our small little way,” Lansdale said.

How to dispose of expired hazardous waste The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works operates collection points for expired and unusable hazardous wastes on all garrison installations. Old cell phones can also be disposed of in drop boxes at these sites. Hazardous wastes should not be left unattended at the collection points. Those needing to dispose of expired hazardous wastes should make an appointment with the USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works Environmental Office at 421-6134/civ. 0711729-6134 or the operations center at civ. 0162-297-6042. The Reuse Center is located in Building 2956 on Panzer Kaserne. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 4312918/civ. 07031-15-2918. For information on recycling and the U.S. Army Europe Separate or Recycle Trash program, visit www. and click on the “Environment” icon.

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Stuttgart’s Wilhelma: More than just a zoo Story & photos by Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


he “Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten,” or zoological and botanical garden, in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt features more than 1,000 animal species and 6,000 plants. Throughout Germany, the Wilhelma is the only park that combines a zoo with a botanical garden, according to Florian Pointke, a spokesman for the Wilhelma. The Wilhelma was originally built as a private pleasure garden for Württemberg’s King Wilhelm I. In 1829, after mineral springs were found near his newly built summer residence, Schloss Rosenstein, Wilhelm decided to add a bathing house, orangery and greenhouse. The architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth was appointed with designing the garden and bathing house. Zanth designed the buildings in the Moorish style, inspired by the Alhambra palace and gardens in Granada, Spain, the standard for Moorish architecture at the time. To this day, many locals still refer to the Wilhelma as the “Alhambra at the Neckar River.” The bathing house, however, never met its full potential. Soon after completion in 1853, it was used as a reception hall with greenhouses, a winter garden and various pavilions. Today, the Wilhelma consists of two parts: A park with historic buildings and greenhouses, and the botanical and zoological garden, built after World War II. Visitors are greeted by the infusing smell of azaleas at the “Azaleenhaus” before they arrive at King Wilhelm’s former winter garden, known to be one of his favorite places in the park. At subsequent greenhouses, camellias and fuchsias are displayed. According to Pointke, exhibitions in the greenhouses change year-round. “Many plants in the historic greenhouses and the botanical garden go back to King Wilhelm’s time and are more than 160 years old,” Pointke said. An exhibition in June will focus on meat-eating plants. An aquarium boasts freshwater fish, as well as aquatic creatures from coral reefs and the North and Mediterranean Seas. In the terrarium’s crocodile hall, visitors can see four saltwater crocodiles, the largest of all living reptiles. Every Monday at 2 p.m., patrons can attend a crocodile feeding session. The crocodile hall also features sea turtles, laughing kookaburras and an Australian rainforest. “Throughout the Wilhelma, we constantly aim to rebuild the habitat of the respective animals,” Pointke said. The “Amazonienhaus,” or Amazon building, opened in 2000 and was one of Europe’s first tropical hothouses recreating a South American temperate rainforest. The insectariums feature tarantulas, scorpions,

Corinna, a female polar bear, looks out from a rock April 22 at the Wilhelma Zoological and Botanical Garden in Stuttgart Bad-Cannstatt.

Azaleas bloom at the “Azaleenhaus,” a historic greenhouse at the Wilhelma Zoological and Botanical Garden in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. More than 80 different species make it the most significant azalea collection in Germany. millipedes, leaf-cutter ants and a butterfly hall. Another highlight is the nursery for baby gorillas that were rejected by their mothers. The nursery is the only one of its kind in Europe, according to Pointke. The newly built ape house for bonobos and gorillas will officially open its doors to the public May 15. The bonobos have already moved to their new home and the gorillas will soon follow. According to Pointke, the baby gorillas from the nursery are also expected to move to the ape house soon. For those interested in “wild” adventures, predators such as tigers, jaguars and leopards make for an interesting stop. The Wilhelma’s various outdoor areas also feature elephants, Barbary sheep, zebras, meerkats, polar and brown bears, maned wolfs, kangaroos, giraffes, sea lions, flamingos, jackass penguins, birds of prey, tropical birds and more. The newest addition to the zoo is Anna, a baby giraffe that was born in February. A farm and petting zoo allows children to feed goats, cows, sheep and hens. According to Pointke, another highlight are interactive play stations at various animal exhibits, where children age 3 to 10 can mimic the animals. Before ending the day, visitors should not miss out on climbing up the stairs to the Belvedere building located at the subtropic terraces. Here, patrons have a scenic view on the historic Wilhelma park and

As the Italian word “belvedere” translates to “nice view,” visitors to the Wilhelma Zoological and Botanical Garden can enjoy a panoramic view of the historic Wilhelma park atop the Belvedere building. Bad Cannstatt, and can enjoy food and drinks at the Belvedere Bistro. “The Wilhelma promises a fun-filled day for the entire family,” Pointke said. To truly experience the park, Pointke recommends planning for a day-long outing. The Wilhelma Zoological and Botanical Garden is located at Wilhelma 13, 70376 Stuttgart. For English guided tours, call civ. 0711-5402131 (Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to noon), or email The “Wilhelmaschule,” or school, offers free events, such as lectures and guided tours for visitors, kindergarten and school classes, and students. For more information, call civ. 0711-5402-115 or email Dogs are not permitted. For more information, visit

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What’s happening in FMWR Arts, crafts activities

• Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day May 4 and save 20 percent off supplies all day during a free Crop ‘N Shop. • Winning artwork from the local Army Arts and Crafts contest will be on display during the awards ceremony and exhibition May 15 from 5-8 p.m. in the Swabian Special Events Center. For more information, call the Patch Arts and Crafts Center at 430-5270/civ. 0711-680-5270.

Swing into spring

The Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim will host a Spring Scramble May 4 at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. For more information, call civ. 07141-879-150.

Parents’ Night Out U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services will host a “Parents’ Night Out” May 10 at the Panzer Child Development and School Age center from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Sign up at Parent Central Services by May 8.

For more information, call 430-7480/civ. 0711-680-7480.

Military spouses to be honored May 10 Military spouses can pick up a bar of German-made chocolate at most Family and MWR facilities May 10, while the Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center will offer military spouses one free game of bowling and free shoe rental from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information, call 431-2575/civ. 07031 15 2575.

Bowl for a chance to win During the Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center’s Bowling Madness Special May 11 and 18, bowl five games and receive an entry form to win a bowling ball during a drawing on May 28. One entry form per person. For more information, call 431-2575/civ. 07031-15-2575. For more activities, go to the USAG Stuttgart Family and MWR website at

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Coming to Patch Theater May 2 — Oblivion (PG-13) 6 p.m. May 3 — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG-13) 6 p.m., Pain And Gain (R) 8:30 p.m. May 4 — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG-13) 3 p.m., Pain And Gain (R) 7:30 p.m. May 5 — Wreck-It Ralph 3-D (PG) 4 p.m., Pain And Gain (R) 6:30 p.m. May 6 — Oblivion (PG-13) 6 p.m. May 7 — Closed May 8 — A Good Day To Die Hard (R) 6 p.m. May 9 — Pain And Gain (R) 6 p.m. May 10 — Iron Man 3 3-D (PG-

13) 6 p.m., G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-D (PG-13) 9 p.m. May 11 — Oz The Great And Powerful 3-D (PG) 2 p.m., G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-D (PG-13) 5 p.m., Iron Man 3 3-D (PG-13) 8 p.m. May 12 — The Croods 3-D (PG) 4 p.m., Iron Man 3 3-D (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. May 13 — Iron Man 3 3-D (PG13) 6 p.m. May 14 — Closed May 15 — G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-D (PG-13) 6 p.m. May 16 — Iron Man 3 3-D (PG13) 6 p.m. In “Iron Man 3,” after brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/ Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) finds his personal world destroyed, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. Walt Disney Studios

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Arbor day Böblingen Elementary Middle School Blue Ribbon 8th grade algebra students used their new knowledge of polynomial equations to study trees. Doing the tree planting from left to right are: Abby Bernasconi, Suzzana Ortiz, Andrea Garcia (standing completely in front of Joe Rice), Josh Maza, Hillary Adinkra, Dominic Yacano, Joanna Cabalquinto, Henry Johnson, Katelyn Aloi, Dan Bacskai, Reagan Briere, and Jillian Doss.

Edible art Have you ever heard of gaining weight in art class? If not, you’re not a BEMS student. In their study of mixing colors Ms. Jager, our BEMS creative and engaging elementary art teacher, has her Blue Ribbon students preparing colorful ingredients to demonstrate the mixing of colors to get new colors. The end results are edible colored wheels. So, the students (left to right) Daniel Hannah, Ava Moore and Izzy Martinez get to eat their master pieces at the end of class.

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Spring time

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Take a look at what’s going on in Stuttgart’s schools.

Well, from the weather you would never know that spring has arrived. However, in the hallways of BEMS, our Blue Ribbon Students are making their own sunshine with their big smiles. These BEMS Blue Ribbon students from left to right are: Vanessa Fermin, Cheyenne Veerkamp and Sadie Langston.

Volcanic eruption During the study of earth science in Ms. Williams 3rd grade classroom at Böblingen Elementary Middle School students created a volcanic eruption. Pictured (left to right) are: Alexander Holton, Gus Abbruzzese, Alexandra Russell, A. J. Lee, Maryann Putnam and Gabriela King.

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Living History 5 graders take part in the living history event by dressing up as their favorite person from the past and showing all information using powerpoint presentations on laptops. LEFT: Tasia Vassilopanagos and Kathleen Boyle dressed up as Marquis de LaFayette and George Washington. RIGHT: Matthew Moore and Ian Gaivan dressed up as James Monroe and Andrew Jackson.

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The Patch High School PTO Board HUGE THA ANK K YO OU

Extends a to all of our hardworking, dedicated volunteers, community organizations, students and administration who have given their time so generously over this school year. So many great things were made possible through your membership, YOUR valuable time and efforts and the support of our community. We are proud to share some of the following PTO accomplishments for the 2012-2013 school years thanks to YOU!!!

Funding for: • Brat burn to welcome newcomers • Welcome back breakfast for teachers • Back to school ice cream social for students • Pizza party for seminar class with highest PTO membership • Special education department daily living program • Ice Machine for school. Thank you SCSC • Pencils for all students taking Terra Nova exams • Computer repairs and new hard drives • NHS induction ceremony and senior graduation NHS sashes • Athletic department sport supplies • Quarterly appreciation lunches or breakfast for teachers • Faculty gifts during teacher appreciation week in May • Ice cream social for Honor Roll students • Faculty birthday recognition

Volunteer support for: • Front office locker assignments • Senior portraits and underclassman photos • School nurse hearing and vision screenings and flu shots • Baked goods for NHS January 2013 blood drive and various awareness campaigns • Faculty luncheon during AVID certification

Sponsored: • Fundraisers for various clubs • Student Spring Dance

Awareness campaigns: Special thanks to the organizations who helped bring the awareness campaigns listed below to our students at PHS: ASAPS, Family Advocacy, The School Liaison Office, The Josh Anderson Foundation in Virginia and Active Minds in Washington DC who provided literature and funded “Laugh More” buttons for our students and staff for our “Laugh More, Stress Less” campaign prior to AP exams to emphasize the positive impacts of laughter on mental health and the importance of stress management in high school and beyond. • Healthy Relationships • Red Ribbon Week • Bully and Cyber bullying Prevention • Suicide Prevention •“Laugh More, Stress Less”

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Oldie music night Sat, May 4 Sindelfingen, Glaspalast Enjoy a unique classic rock music night with the original stars of the 60s and 70s on May 4 starting at 7.30 pm in the Glaspalast Sindelfingen. See Suzi Quatro with her hit ‘Can The Can’, the Hollies who are member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame since 2010, Sweet who had eight number 1 hits in Germany, Boney M. playing ‘Daddy Cool’ and George McCrae performing his song ‘Rock Your Baby’. Tickets are €41 and available at www. (in German only). With VIP tickets (€79) you can meet Suzi Quatro, for this call Birgit Mahle, 07031-862 262.

Rems river festival Sat, May 4 - Sun, May 5 Waiblingen, Brühlwiese Enjoy this special event held in 18 cities and communities along the river Rems starting at 11 am in Waiblingen with a lifestyle and garden fair. More than 200 activities covering categories like art, culture and sport will be available in the participating villages. To see as much as possible of this event special transportation between the locations will be arranged such as Segway or bike tours and of course you can go by boat along the river. The big closing ceremony will take place in Schorndorf on Sunday, May 5. For the entire program and more information see (in German only)

City of Waldenbuch: 650th birthday Sat, May 4 – Mon, May 6 Waldenbuch, City Center Celebrate the 650th birthday of Waldenbuch from May 4 to May 6 with the locals beginning at 11 am in the city center with an official opening ceremony. At this historical event all museums will be open and traditional professions like glassblowing or smithing will be presented. Take part in guided tours, visit the castle or enjoy a special tour on the

Cheese market Sat, May 4 – Sun, May 5 Wackershofen, Hohenloher open air museum Sample a huge variety of cheese produced in traditional ways at the Hohenloher open air museum in Schwäbisch Hall daily from 10 am to 6 pm. More than 40 small dairies from Germany and abroad will present over 200 cheese specialties. Aside from this, regional wines, spirits and breads will be offered. For

Maikäfer festival Sun, May 5 Fellbach, Town hall It is the 19th time Fellbach celebrates the may bug festival at the city center starting at the town hall at 12.30 pm. Local retailers and associations will present services and products for the whole family. A variety of activities will be provided such as workshops, face painting, fashion and cooking shows and much more. During the event the

Garden Life exhibition Thu, May 9 – Sun, May 12 Reutlingen, Pomologie and Volkspark Enjoy the Garden Life exhibition in Reutlingen, one of the most beautiful garden fairs in south Germany, daily from 11 am to 7 pm from May 9 - 12. Set in the middle of a fruit growing plantation you can see more than 160 exhibitors showing model gardens and new gardening trends. What’s more, you will have the chance to talk to experts about gardening. For more information in German see

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